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Fabaceae, Lupinus arboreus (blue var.) – Tenneesee Valley, California

February 25, 2013

 

I think this is the blue form of Lupinus arboreus. There is a more common yellow flowering variety.

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Lupinus arboreus, flower

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  1. February 25, 2013 10:08:24 pm

    Lovely things that grow really well here in Tasmania BUT everything loves to eat them 😦

    • February 25, 2013 10:08:16 pm

      Interesting. I direct seeded this lupine species ( http://anthropogen.com/2012/03/29/fabaceae-lupinus-pilosus/) all over the land around my parents house in a deer ravaged area and they don’t seem to touch it, one of few things they don’t eat. However, we don’t have kangaroos over here, sounds like that’s a different beast all together.

      • February 25, 2013 10:08:27 pm

        Kangaroos have started to invade our garden because the recent spate of bushfires has removed the wallaby grass that they survive on and its getting desperate for them. I don’t mind the odd garden hit but they are eating my precious potted plants! They repeatedly eat Steves topiary peace sign ivy whenever it grows a leaf (which I think is hilarious but which makes Steve twitch 😉 ) and they adore the lupins down to the roots. I have to admit that they have eaten my rhubarb leaves and stalks as well so I think they must have cast iron stomachs!

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